In an effort to bring down President Donald Trump, liberal activist paid thousands even for forged documents which shows that critics of the administration would believe anything that would be detrimental to Trump’s Presidency, even if it information or documents were fake.
In January, an Israeli named Yoni Ariel made a trip to Rome for a meeting with an Italian businessman who said that he was in possession of damaging document on the President which he is peddling for $9000, according to a Buzzfeed News report.
According to the documents, it shows that ExxonMobile has bribed President Trump to nominate Rex Tillerson as the Secretary of State. After finalizing the transaction, Democrats and journalists got hold of the documents. Upon further inspection, it turns out that the documents were forgeries.
The story is just one example of how President Trump’s critics would go in order to destroy his presidency. It also shows that there is a demand for information that may be considered detrimental to the President, and scam artist are on the move to lure this activist with fake information and documents in exchange for hefty amounts.
The ExxonMobile scam was perpetrated by an Italian businessman who also claims that he is a knight, an American felon who only does one thing and that is to look for damaging information or documents on President Trump. And as with any scam, there is the Israeli, Yoni Ariel who fell for everything even overlooking all the red flags on the documents just to have a story to show.
Buzzfeed report indicated that: “In this case, evidence was deliberately fabricated that could make fictional allegations seem authentic. Such forged documents also feed the hunger of a growing audience on the left that seems willing to believe virtually any claim about Trump’s supposed bad deeds.”
With the proliferation of fake news, misinformation and forged documents, Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith cautioned those covering the stories to verify sources before reporting a story.
In a published report, he said: “And those of us covering the story and the stew of real information, fantasy, and — now — forgery around it need to continue to report and think clearly about what we know and what we don’t, and to resist the sugar high that comes with telling people exactly what they want to hear.”